11/16/22 Incoming! NATO Tested, Inflation Eases


Tuesday, the market surged higher after the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) showed inflation rose just 0.2% month over month and 8.0% year over year.

Economists projected 0.4% and 8.4%, respectively.

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While the market didn’t hold on to all its gains, the close was clearly a win for the bulls.

  • Dow Jones +0.2%
  • Nasdaq +1.4%
  • S&P 500 +0.9%
  • Russell 2000 +1.5%

Sector Round Up

9 of 11 sectors ended the day higher. At the top…

  • Communication (XLC) +1.5%
  • Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +1.4%
  • Real Estate (XLRE) -2.7%

The losers…

  • Materials (XLB) -0.2%
  • Healthcare (XLV) -0.1%

NATO Attacked

According to numerous reports, missiles landed in Poland and killed at least two people yesterday.

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The news jolted the markets, but much of the initial losses were recovered by the close

  • Poland is a NATO member, and article 5 states ‘an attack on one is an attack on all.’

Overnight, Reuters reported that the missiles likely came from a Ukrainian air defense system. Russia is off the hook for now.


On Friday, the Put-to-call Ratio reached its lowest level since the markets reached all-time highs in January. The uncertainty surrounding the Ukraine war and yet-to-be-finalized elections barely budged the signal higher.

$CPC Daily Close – Chart via thinkorswim

This tells us that bears aren’t making bearish bets. So, the bulls are in charge, and we believe every dip is a buying opportunity.

Our outlook remains bullish.


A slew of data is due out today…

  • Business inventories
  • Housing market index
  • Import/Export prices
  • Industrial production
  • Retail sales

While we are not anticipating any major market moves off these reports, it’s worth keeping an ear to the ground as the data flows out.


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